Mental Health & Computer Use | Health Podcast

Technology vs Human Intimacy

Observational studies from an article in New York Magazine entitled “He’s Just Not That Into Anyone,” author Davy Rothbart cites plenty of anecdotal evidence to back up his contention that men are literally “losing it” to their online escapades. He cites numerous interviews with men who can no longer get stimulated by real women. The thing is, it isn’t only in the area of sex that technology has moved into the territory of human intimacy, there already are pet robots in circulation as comfort toys in nursing homes and scientists currently are working on creating mechanical nurses.

Observational studies from an article in New York Magazine entitled “He’s Just Not That Into Anyone,” author Davy Rothbart cites plenty of anecdotal evidence to back up his contention that men are literally “losing it” to their online escapades. He cites numerous interviews with men who can no longer get stimulated by real women. The thing is, it isn’t only in the area of sex that technology has moved into the territory of human intimacy, there already are pet robots in circulation as comfort toys in nursing homes and scientists currently are working on creating mechanical nurses.

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